scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Rules and Regulations
DAVID A. VINING (dkacnv@ARKANSAS.NET
Fri Feb 04 2000 - 13:04:32 CST
I have been following this thread and agree with most of the responses
with regard to following rules and regulations, but may I ask a few
Where have the questions been of the boys actions?
Why did he not attend the "regular" meetings?
Did he not want to attend?
Does he have a reasonable reason for not attending/
Did his parents have "other things" to do?
Is the WDL applying the rules equally across the den?
It is my understanding that Scout Policies are set and must be followed,
and I have taught that for several years at Scout Basic training. But
doesn't the WDL have the discretion to "soften" those requirements in case
of hardships? At this age group, boys often have other interests, sports,
hobbies etc. Is the boy being ''punished' for doing something else. I think
it all boils down to, is the boy 'Doing his Best'? We are not trying to
make clone robots, but help direct the boy to adulthood. Denying the boy
the AoL may be the proverbial straw that keeps him out of Scouting. After
all, that's where we want him to be, isn't it. Please think of the boy.
David Vining, DLC, ASM, UC Razorback District